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  • "Civil War Within Islam"-by Robert Spencer

    05/28/2005 10:59:06 AM PDT · by unsung · 2 replies · 587+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 13, 2005 | Robert Spencer
    Jihad against the West? Relax — it’s all just a misunderstanding. The New York Times has found out that what is really going on is a civil war within Islam that doesn’t actually have much to do with the West at all. This momentous discovery comes courtesy Reza Aslan, an Iranian by birth who is currently a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Barbara. To the delight of the Times and the enlightened lemmings who follow in its wake, he has just published a new book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,...
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360

    12/02/2006 5:56:17 PM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 258+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360 Dec, 3, 2006 This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper anderson.cooper@cnn.com on his http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/ wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide". He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims committing terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"? Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something......
  • Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on CNN's "ac360"

    12/06/2006 3:22:25 PM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Jihadists PLAN for the world VS The Sin of "moderates" in Islam, Reza Aslan spins on ac360Dec, 3, 2006This weekend, Mr. Anderson Cooper anderson.cooper@cnn.com on his http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/anderson.cooper.360/ wrapped up the Pope's visit to Turkey: "When faiths collide".He finished it off with the subject of "clash of civilization" and about radical Muslims comitting terrorism in the name of Islam, he then asked the question what we in the west want to know: "What is it that Jihadists want"?Iranian born Reza Aslan answered the following outrageous answer: "Every religion has fundamentalists, Jihadist are (only) a reaction to something... and you know there...
  • Reza Aslan: Pure evil

    10/06/2010 6:50:41 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    (Video here) Listen to this fast-talking, silver-tongued jihadist. Shilling for bloodthirsty savages under the guise of sober political analysis and Islamic "moderation." Next he'll be dropping the Zyklon B into the showerheads, telling us it will be good for the progression of the "Islamist" parties. Pure evil, straight up. And shame on Christiane Amanpour for sanctioning this evil. UPDATE: Alec Rawls in a previous thread: On Aslan calling people neo-Nazis, readers might be interested to learn of his comments on this subject at a "Welcome to the Islamic Reformation" talk he gave at Stanford several years ago (2005 maybe?): http://www.stanford.edu/dept/humsci/external/news/aslan_event.htm...
  • Rick Santorum: An American Ayatollah?

    03/14/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Mar 13th, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    It’s the latest Leftist talking point: Rick Santorum is a bit dangerous, a bit unhinged, deeply religious and dangerously fanatical, not to be trusted with the governance of our pluralistic republic, and certainly not with guardianship of the First Amendment protection of the freedom of religion. The prominent Leftist Muslim writer Reza Aslan has recently become a foremost exponent of these claims, although they did not by any means originate with him. Leftist journalists and Islamic supremacist spokesmen always march in lockstep, using the same talking points, as I’ve pointed out previously in connection with Islamic supremacist boy Reza Aslan’s...
  • Liberal media love new Jesus book 'Zealot', fail to mention author is Muslim

    07/24/2013 1:25:13 PM PDT · by arthurus · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2013 | John S. Dickerson
    Reza Aslan, author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” has been interviewed on a host of media outlets in the last week. Riding a publicity wave, the book has surged to #2 on Amazon's list. Media reports have introduced Aslan as a “religion scholar” but have failed to mention that he is a devout Muslim. His book is not a historian’s report on Jesus. It is an educated Muslim’s opinion about Jesus -- yet the book is being peddled as objective history on national TV and radio. Aslan is not a trained historian.
  • Is This The Most Embarrassing Interview Fox News Has Ever Done? (video)

    07/28/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 27, 2013 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California and author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” went on FoxNews.com’s online show Spirited Debate to promote his book only to be prodded about why a Muslim would write a historical book about Jesus.
  • Reza Aslan's Jesus book a No. 1 bestseller, thanks to Fox News

    07/29/2013 6:36:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Hector Tobar
    Near the end of Reza Aslan's strange, 10-minute television exchange with Fox News, the author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," gives voice to a thought that’s entered the mind of many an author while being interviewed: “I’m afraid it seems like you haven’t read my book.” The interview, now circulating widely on social media sites, has helped propel the book to No. 1 on the Amazon bestseller list Monday.
  • Reza Aslan Misrepresents His Scholarly Credentials (Not a PhD in "History of Religion")

    07/30/2013 11:59:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    First Things ^ | July 29, 2013 | Matthew J. Franck
    There is a bit of a hubbub in the interwebs about an interview conducted by Lauren Green, religion correspondent for Fox News Channel, with Reza Aslan, author of a new book on Jesus titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Our friend Joe Carter, over at GetReligion, has the basic story. Green launched the interview (available here in full) with a question about why a Muslim should want to write a book about Jesus. A reasonable question, and not a hostile one on its face–but by the end of the interview Green has returned to it in...
  • ‘He Is a Progressive Radical Above All Else’

    07/31/2013 7:26:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/31/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Dr. Reza Aslan’s newly released book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” has been at the center of considerable controversy in recent days after shooting to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list. NPR billed the work as “Christ in context,” while a number of Christians are criticizing its portrayal of Jesus as inaccurate and misleading. Wednesday night on TheBlaze TV, Glenn Beck gave his own perspective on the issue, arguing that Aslan is one in a long line of progressives seeking to re-write history. “From naming streets after communist labor activist Caesar Chavez to making movies glorifying...
  • Was Jesus Illiterate? [Muslim] Author Reza Aslan Thinks So

    08/01/2013 11:30:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/1/2013 | Christopher John Farley
    Author Reza Aslan believes that Jesus probably lacked the education to read a book like the Bible. Or the Torah, or any other written text for that matter, no matter the language. Aslan’s new book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” is a revisionist take on the life of Jesus, arguing that his message of love was aimed more at a Jewish audience than a global one, that his attitude toward violence was “far more complex” than is generally thought, and that he was “very likely” illiterate. All of these claims appear to be directly contradicted by...
  • Fox Versus the Islam-Boosting 'Mainstream'

    08/02/2013 3:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Bren Bozell
    They may find it scandalous for someone to say so, but our secular liberal media are playing favorites with religion. They have a spoiled child, Islam. Journalists see Islam as a bullied, minority faith for brown people. Draw a cartoon of Mohammed with dynamite on his head, and you are the worst kind of trouble-making hater. But write a book declaring that Jesus isn't God? That's not picking a fight or making trouble. That actually delights media elitists. They see America as too identified with Christian-nation "intolerance," a bond that needs to be broken. Look no further than Lauren Green's...
  • Jerk of the Week - Michael Shulan

    08/02/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    There was no shortage of candidates this week for our dubious Jerk of the Week honors. From Obama to Charlie Rangel to others, a lot of people vied to win the top honor. While many of those are individuals who could easily win every week, it is our solemn duty to highlight those whose conduct is most egregious. For that reason, our winner this week is Michael Shulan, creative director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Shulan started out the week strong, and nobody else managed to catch him in terms of sheer jerkitude. (Yes, I made that word up.) Shulan...
  • Biblical Archeology Filmmaker Blasts Jesus Book Author Reza Aslan for Suggesting Jesus Called

    08/13/2013 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/13/13 | Sharona Schwartz
    Simcha Jacobovici is a Canadian-Israeli adjunct religion professor and filmmaker known for his biblical archaeology History Channel series “The Naked Archaeologist.” In an op-ed in the Times of Israel, Jacobovici takes Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” to task for referring to the land of Jesus as “Palestine,” when a review of historical sources shows the place was known as “Judea,” a word that in Hebrew is synonymous with the word “Jew.” Jacobovici writes (emphasis added throughout), “in all his interviews, Aslan goes out of his way to refer to Jesus’ Judea i.e.,...
  • What Jesus Wasn't: Zealot

    09/03/2013 7:50:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Jewish Review of Books ^ | August 11, 2013 | By Allan Nadler
    Within an hour of its online debut, the number of viewers of Reza Aslan’s now notorious interview with Fox News’ Lauren Green had far exceeded the number of Israelites who crossed the Red Sea under the leadership of the father of all Jewish nationalist zealots, Moses. Aslan was being interviewed on the occasion of the appearance of his book that places Jesus of Nazareth at the top of a long list of subsequent, rabidly nationalist messianic Jewish zealots. ...
  • Controversial book's claims about Jesus are 'nothing new'

    08/10/2013 6:28:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cna ^ | August 10, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Denver, Colo., Aug 10, 2013 / 06:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Although a controversial new book on the “historical Jesus” is topping best-seller lists, claims made by its author are tired when it comes to New Testament scholarship, a Scripture professor says. “There's basically not a lot new,” Dr. Andre Villeneuve from Denver's St. John Vianney Theological Seminary said of Reza Aslan's recent “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” “It kind of re-hashes what's been said in the last – not just 20 or 30 years – but the last 100 or 200 years about the search...